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L/VJEW* SERIES.]VOL. 3. CAMDEN, SOUTH-CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AS>1UL 13, 1842. " . - "NO. 19. J?&'
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AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE lIo.VlEi
LEAGUE.
A Whig print, the Newark Daily Advertiser,
furnishes its readers with the following
apt illustration of the principles of
the Huinbuggers:
"Small Spite.?The brewers and grocers
of Canton, Ohio, have formed a
'Home League" nut to sen yeasi to temperance
people. This folly is probably
the eflect of the other folly of denouncing
people who have not* yet subscribed the
temperance principles. Passion begets
passion, and the law of kindness should
be scrupulously observed in the temperance
reform."
The "small spile" and "folly," which
the Daily Advertiser thus sensibly rebukes,
is precisely the same folly and
small spite of which the advocates of countervailing
duties are guilty. The Tee-totalers
refuse to buy the beer of the brewers,
and therefore, the brewers refuse to
sell llicm yeast. For this act, they arc
charged with folly and small spile. Well,
then, Great Britain refuses to buy grain ol i
the United States, and therefore, the Uni
- - ? I).., I
ted States refuses to sen ncr cuumi. oui,
this, the Ilutnbuggers rail a proper spirit i
of patriotism and sclf-depemlenre. Now,
wo ask in all candor, what difference is j
there in the two nets? If the brcv.crs arc;
chargeable with folly, then the United j
Stales arc 'chargeable with folly: if the i
one manifests a small spite, then the other j
does. Or, if the United Slates are right!
in inflicting retaliatory duties, then the i
brewers arc right, and till other trades and ;
professions would lie right in ceasing in-1
stantlv to exchange with their neighbors.
The Newark print must either alter its
politics or its morals. Should it adhere
to its present poliey, however, we recom-.;
mend to its study a custom which obtains
among the Japanese. It was lately referred
to in the Albany Atlas; hut a more full
account, we believe, can be found in one
of the numbers of Harper's Family Library.
Among that singular people, when a
difficulty arises between two neighbors,
one of them quietly takes a knife out of
his pocket and deliberately rips up his
own stomach. Whereupon his adversary,
according to the laws of society, is
compelled to take a similar knile, and, in '
the language of whist players, follow suit.!
This ai:iia!?Ie ami disinterested practice is
called the Ilari Kiri, or llappv Despatch,
and must beautifully exemplifies the working1
of the Home League. Great Britain
rips lip her bowels with, the knife of a:
high tariff, and the United States in the,
very spirit of Japanese generosity, follows I
suit?A'. Y. Punt.
' Picked up."?On Sabbath evening last,
a trusty servant of R. B. Green, Esq. of
Wynnton, near this ctiv communicated to
him the fact, that a pair of vidians were '
prowling about the city and neighborhood,
enticing slaves to leave their masters, and
accompany them to a free Slate making
promises of assistance and reward to those
who would consent to go. The gentlemen
were faithfully described, and a sufii-;
cicnt knowledge of llieir movements af- i
forded, to induce the hope of apprehend- !
ing llietn. In company with one or two j
neighbors, Mr. Green, Mr. Dancer, and j
ourself set off in search of tlicni. About!
10 at night thev were overhauled, in tlic
neighborhood of an old cabin, in the north i
common. Having discovered the place i
of rendezvous, and made ourselves and business
known to the-groupe of negroes,
who hail already collected with their budgets,
and wete waiting to be received by '
their generous emancipators?the negroes |
were ordered to remain still, and we, took s
to the most convenient ambnsh, where we
had notions* remained, before the villians (
came up. Two'of our companions who 2
had been stationed at another point, com- \
ing just as they were about to secure their I
booty, rendered it necessary for us to call 1
them to a halt a little sooner than we had l
intended. One of them attempted to es- t
cape, but our double barrelled guns ron- c
dered it rather too delicate an undertaking I
and he prudently took up just in lime to h
get back with the top of bis head in the t
right place. They were brought to the I
*4 y,
city and committed for safe keeping to the
Jail. The negroes were dispersed to their
several homes; seemingly very well satisfied
to go back, when they were* told of
the villianous designs of I heir generous
friends. On Monday morning a hearing
was had before Justices Turrentine, and
McKendree, and his honor the Mayor.?
One of them confessed the whole plot,
but denied having any personal interest
in the transaction. They were required to j
give bail in the sum of live lliousend dollars
each, and in default thereof, wereful-j
Iv committed for trial at the April term of i
our Superior court.
From all we could learn of their plans,;
it seems they had proposed quite an extensive
operation. Eight or nine fellows and
several women had engaged to go with
litem from this city. We heard also that I
one fellow from Harris county, was to he j
in :lie gang?how many more we know not.
Our citizens cannot Lo too vigilant in
guarding this portion of their property.
There are doubtless many such men as
George Washington Crowder, and Nelson
Milliard, (the names of our heroes) prowling
about the country?let them be watched,
and picked up, and by all means let
them be sent to the State prison as fast as
possible. Wc have difficulties and trials
enough to endure just now, without being
exposed to the tender mercies ofsuch vagabonds.
We bespeak for those now in our
jail just and ample measure of the law's
rigorous demands?that their case may
serve as a warning to all such generous
hearted scoundrels.
Columbus Enquirer.
iC^Edward I). Martin, who was confined
in the Jail at Rockingham under
conviction for the murder of May in Anson
County, made his escape on the T9th
inst. He was found guilly at the Sep
ternberTerm of the, Superior L'ourt but
appealed to the Supreme Court, which
confirmed the judgment, and he would
have been condemned at the silting of the
Court lust week but for his escape. He
was guarded by four men, and it is supposed
that one of thern was bribed who
tnadc two of the others drunk while the
third was called away by a talc that his
horse was sick, when several persons disguised,
with hammer crowbar, forced off
the door and released the prisoner, who,
with horse provided by his friends fled
and no accurate account has been heard of
him since. We see the Governor has offered
a toward ot two hundred dollars for
iiis apprehenntmi. His nrscrij?tU*R - ? ua
follows: Said MARTIN is 22 years of age,
dirk complexion, black hair, projecting
eye balls, thick lips, prominodt cheek
bones, about 5 feet high, and weighs about
175 pounds.?Charlotte Journal.
The Presbyterians of the Revolution in
South Carolina.?The battles of the "Cowpens,"
of "King's Mountains"?and also
the severe skirmish known as "Husk's defeat,"
are among the most celebrated in
this State, as giving a turning point to the
contest of the Revoluti n.
Gen. Morgan who commanded at the
Cowpcns, was a Presbyterian Elder, and
lived and died in the communion of the
chu ret).
Gen. Pickens, who made all the arrangements
for the bailie, was also a Presbyterian
Elder. And nearly all under their
command were Presbyterians.
In the battle of King's Mountain, Col.
Campbell, Col. James Williams, (who fell
in the action,) Col. Cleaveland, Col. Slidby,
and Col. Sevier, were all Presbyterian
Elders; and the body of their troops were
collected from Presbyterian settlements.
Htick's Defeat, in York, Col. Bratton
and Maj. Dickson, were both Elders ol the
Presbyterian Church.
These facts wc have collected from high
authority, and they deserve to be prominently
noticed. Here are 0 officers ofdis
: 11 1 ! ?..t_ I. .. r
miction, un DCciriii" riiic in inu Vviinrcn 01
Clirist?and all bearing arms in defence
of our liberties. Braver and belter ofiicers
cannot be found in the annals of our country?no
braver or better troops.
it may also be mentioned in this connection,
that illation, linger, and oilier distinguished
men of the Revolutionary memory
were of the Hugentol descent?And we
ha?'e some curiosity to know whence some
of the rest, whose origin we cannot now
trace, derived their principles of liberty.?
It will be gratifying to receive reminiscences
of this kind from those who are
able to trace them to their source.
Charleston Observer.
Another outrage.?The scene is laid in 1
rexas, and we copy from the Red River <
Republican, which we received by the
steamboat De Solo. '
The notorious Col. Potter, of North r
Carolina, is no more. The Caddo Gazette
gives the particulars of iris death, C
vhich was caused by his being shot with
lis own gun. Rose, the man who shot 1
tim, was at one time his dearest friend, but
hey fell out about a peice of land a widow
>f Rose's brother settled on, which Putter (
luimcd. After his return from Congress, d
>otler, with a party of men wentto Rose's s
touse, to take him and chastise, probably, ii
o kill him, but he managed to escape.? 1
Iosc determined to do the same to Potter, d
*
The Gazette's account of the affair continues.
On
the morning of: ihe 1st inst. the party
of Rose reached the house ofPotter before
any of the people xverc up, and secreted
themselves in the stable. Several of
Poller's friends remained with him that
night, and as they came to the stable in
the morning to feed their horses they were
ar nno U,- and nut tinder such dn
" "'t11 "J r- ranee,
as'to be unable to give any alarm?
in this manner they succeeded in capturing
six. As tiie seventh man came out lie espied
Iiose and attempted to return to the
house, but before ha could reach it, the
contents of a double barrel shot gun ivere
poured into his back and he fell. The
noise of the gun was the first intimation of
the enemy that Potter had. lie sprang
from his conch, seized his gun and in his
night clothes rushed from the house. For i
about two hundred yards his speed seemed
to defy his pursuers, but getting entangled
in a thicket, lie was captured.
Rose told him that he intended to act a
generous part, and give him a chance for
his life. lie then told Potter he might
run, and he should not be interrupted till
he reached a certain distance. Potter
started at the word of command, and before
a gun was fired he had reached the lake.
His first impulse was a jump in the water
and dive for it, which he did. Rose was
close behind him, and formed his men on
the bank ready to shoot him as he rose.
In a few seconds he came tip to breathe,
and scarce.-bad bis head reached the surface
of the'waler when it was completely
riddled with the shot of their guns, and he
sunk to rise no more.
Tile prisoners wbo were taken in the
morning are reported to have been cut up by
piece meal and thrown into the jai;e. ui
litis, however we are not certain, but judging
from the character of Mr. Rose,-we
fear it is loo true. The man who was shot
in the back was supposed to be dead, and
they left him, Report says he got up in
the evening and travelled to Marshall. v
The greatest excitement-prevails throughout
the district, and companies are raising
to destroy the den of this inhuman monster,
who, by a countless number of bloody
deeds, merits not the appellation of man.
However little the sympathy of the pcop.Ie
for Potter, they have determined that his
murderer shall he brought to justice and
the country rid of a savage whose soul's
delight was spilling"human blood.
Thus died Col. Putter, a man whose talents
fitted hiin for any .station in life, but
whose passtoor* Jorellcii him with flic low
est of mandind. lie has died almost an exile
from his kindred and the friends of his
youth, and gone to the tomb unwept and
unpitied.
Tiie Tncuradlk.?'Now doctor?don't
you think I ant on the mending hand; and
doctor?mayn't I go out soon?"'
'No, I say, unless you shut up that mouth
of yours.'
'Why, doctor, I feel considerable better
?and doctor, I ate a mince pie this morning.'
'What! mince devil! madam.'
'Why, doctor, I kinder hankered arter it,
and you said, doctor, when 1 felt as though
I could take a lectle something that tvas
nice, and light, I might just smell of it, and
kinder taste, it, doctor.'
'And so you cat a mince pie?'
'Yes, doctor, and a lcctlc custafd?a very
leotle!"
'It's a wonder, madam, if yon don't die
after it. Why didn't you swallow a pound
of bullets!'
'Why, doctor, a physician once told me
always to cut, vifheii 1 felt at) apetite.'
'Shut up, shut up madam! What do I
care for your physician?"
'Why, would you really advise me to say J
nothing at ail, doctor? It does rne so much i
I
good to talk.'
"Good! it will he your death yet.' ... i
'Why, I must say, I should hate terri-j
blv, doctor, to have the lock jaw.'
'Cmph!you would be sure to talk in your
sleep; come shut up.'
,V/liy, now, there's Dr. B who can
cure anything. He'd let rne eat mince
pies; don't you think, doctor, a utile bairn j
or catnip tea taken externally, would I'ikej
the oppression olFtny stomach?ah, dear!
doctor, don't you know. Shall I cull in J
Dr. to advise with you?he can cure,
anything.'
'There's one thing he can't cure. If he
can, I say send for him madam.'
'What, pray what is it, dear doctor; I
want to know.'
'He can't make a blister that will prevent
your everlasting tongue from click?
dick?clacking. Good day madam.'
'Yes he can, come back, doctor he's a
naster hand at sewing up things with a
leedle and thread.' 1
'Then send for him. It's past my cure. <
Jood day, madam.'
'Another mince pie, Sukey. Oh, dear
'm trotting off in a rapid consumption.' \
, i
Summary Punishment of a Burglar.? \
)n Monday night, about 12 o'clock, and (
uring a shower of rain, a man raised the <
ash of a window and enterd a small lodg- s
ng room in the premises of Mr. James c
foung(a few steps back from the main c
welling) in which Midshipman Young, t
(hid son,) was sleeping. The noise oftlii? T
movement awakened Mid; Y. who rose
tin in bed and quietly reconnoitcred the
intruder (\vith a pistol which he taken from ir
over the head of his bed, in his hand.) but tl
could not distinguish in the darkness, <>
whether ho was fyla-ckor white, though he H
could perceive tftat he had a .club. There d
was a sofa under the window upon which ir
he rested himself whild he propped up the. ai
sash; but before.he had time to proceed ni
further, Mr. Young fired at him, and the
villain uttering a yell, sprang through the ai
window and disappeared. ^Mr. Young c;
then rose, and having procured a light,'dis- rr
covered pretty good evidence that the shot
had told ttfmu his visitor, in a puddle 01 w
blood oh the sofa. The ball it appears n
passed through whatever part it struck, p
for it was found sticking in the window P
shutter,.which hud been bhnvn-part}yxto, o
by theWimh What the object of the. in- ir
t ruder could have been?whether tiyrob or k
murder, cannot be conjectured.> ;As. Mr. ti
Y. had received a similar visit '.v'ltile sleep- pi
ing in another room, a short time before-,- si
and had alarmed his visitor before he broke h
in, and fired at him a9 he fled from the
house, it is probable that he may have re-, w
turned to take satisfaction for his inhos- w
pitable reception on the previous occasion, w
Norfolk Herald, 23d inst. a
. t!
A Neat Scheme.?Some lime in Decern- bcr
last, a gentleman had the misfortune P
to lose a number of birsof gold while on
h's way in the cars from Baltimore to
Philadelphia. lie made advertisement of e
his loss on his arrival in this city; offer- e
ing $300 reward for the recovery of the r
gold, and describing the marks, <fec. by c
which it might be recognised, but without c
success, nothing being heard that cotild e
give any clue to the identification of the 0
robbers. About a week or so since, a f
man in the Northern Liberties informed a r
police officer of that district that he had t
been tampered with much in the following
manner: A man had told him that he 1
knew of another who had a number of-bsrs of
gold'which he was desirous of selling, J]
but not having the opportunity to melt 1
them down so as to obliterate certain marks
upon them, be would sell the lot for $1600, '
stating at the same time that it was worth 11
i $2500 IIc also said that there was anoth- s
or person who was desirons of buying the 1
lot, but had not the cash,and if he could help ?
him he could go shares. The man seem- '
ingly assented to the p: jposition, and ap- '
pointed a time when the pu:chase was to 1
be made, it hav ing at rived he went to a '
certain house in the Northern Liberties, '
and there saw a woman, who said that her i]
husband was not to be seen, but that if they '
had the money, she would bring the gold '
on Saturday night to a certain tavern, and '
there complete the sale. Night came, and '
the man and a constable lay in wait for the
woman, who upon passing by was arrest- '
ed, and a basket, containing twenly-lwo '
bars of gold taken from under her cloak. '
Having got the object of their search they '
took the woman down to Alderman Ercty's '
office. The gold there underwent a strict (
examination, and the marks and shape 1
| found to correspond with the advertise- x
I mcnt. To make every thing sure, a 1
l watchmaker living near the A'derman, was *
| sent for to test the purity of the metal.? r
| This was done, and lo and behold! the re- 1
j suit showed them to he pure pinch hack wcI
tal! The whole thing immediately became i
j evident, and they at once saw that the metal *
| had been cast according to the marks of r
j the advertisement, under the hope of mak- 1
! innr a if nod sncculation bv selling it as the ?
I stolon gold. The woman gave her name!'
! as .Mary Evans, and was committed by f
Alderman lnr a further hearing.
Philadelphia V. S. (kizcCtc. ?
c
j ECt^'Why, Jonathan; what are yon going
to do with thai load of bran down in
York?" said a pretty Yankee girl to her ?j
sweetheart, as she saw him driving his teuin p
down to the sloop. w
"Well, I guess 1 should'nt like tew tell." H
' Well now, dew tell," said-the curious u
girl. T" I,
"Well, its tew make woman things of." sj
"Woman things of?" said Sully blushing f.
a little. - |tc
"Wal, Igtiess so?that's what I call 'cm.1 h;
The ladies down in York have got a crazy | p.
notion uflookin fat in an odd j?art of the |1(
body, and bran's risin consequence."
Sally blushed still more, and went away
thinking bran was a strange article for wo- ec
men to get fat on. So we think. cc
cli
There never was a more just remark so
than this, that girls have more strength in ws
their looks than we have in our laws; and
more power in their tears than we have in ^
jur arguments. - - < !,
lot
A gentleman was lately inquiring for a no
roung lady of his acquaintance. "She is ha
lead," very gravely replied the person to ret
vhom lie addressed his inquiries. "Good
Sod! I never heard of il?ivliat was lier I ]
lisease?" "Vanitv," returned the other";:voi
he buried herself alive in the arms of an !bai
ild feliow of seventy, with a fortune, in I wo
irder to have the satisfaction of a gilded un<
omb.'^ I stu
' 7. 7 . y*.
HE BLIND GIRL AND IIER.MOTtt-f
/Ell. ^ ^ ;-?u_
The following thrilling incident?lkey
lecting of n.molher and her child?is from y K
te rrr.i'nl report by Dr. Floxve, Principal ^
f the PcrkinV lj;s?;t|iti'>n forlhe Bl.intf at
osioit, co'iceriiuig Lnura Biitlgeman, the
cat", (himb ^n^' hfiod girl, whose only
leans " of comriJunicaiion with objects *
round her Is bribe touch, which is re- i.
larliably a cut el
^'During ihe last^year, and six months / >?
ftcr she had left her home, her mothect ,
tme to visit her, and Ihc scene of their ^
reeling ivas an interesting one.
The mother stood some lime, gazing .
ith overflowing eyes upon her unfortu-ale
child, who., all unconscious of her :
resenirc, was ptiymg about tlie room.?
resenlly Laura ran against her, and at
net- began.feeling of lier hands, cxamin-;.
>'g her dress, ami trying to find out if she
now Jier; but not succeeding here, she
irned away, as from .a stranger, and the
nor woman could not. conceal the pangV
ie felt thatlier belo ved child didaiot know"
er. - 'g?g ,fS:
She then gave Laura, a string of beads
hich she used to wear at home, which
rere recognised by the chjld at once, who,
ith rnuch joy, put them*around her neck,"
ndsought eagerly to say sh# understood ''
ie string was.'from hcjr.. home. ;
The mother now tried to caress heir; but
oor Laura repelled her, preferring to do
-hit her acquaintances. - N %
A nothcr article from home was-nowgiv11
her and :she began to look much inter-,
sled; she examined the stranger much
loser, and gave me to Understand that she
amc fron\]Hanover: she even endured her
aresses, but^vould leave: herwitlujwiiffernce
at the slightest? sjgnal. ThS distress,
f the mother was now painful to behold; \
or although site had feared that she should
lot he recognized, the painful reality of
leing treated with cold indifference by a.
larling child was to much for woman's naure
tb bear. * - " -
After a. whilp. on the. moiKcr's^takfng^
lold oil her again, a vague idea seemed to> !
lit across Laura's mind, that this could^t
ie a stranger, she therefore felt of her
lands very eagerly, while her countenance
issumcu an expression ol intense interest,
ihe became very pale and iher^mlilml^ ,
ed? hope seemed struggling with doubt
ind anxiety, and never were contending
amotions more strongly painted upon the*
uiman face. At that moment of painful ? ,
mcertainlv, ihe mother drew her rlose to .. .<
ier side, ftMftisseri her?fmidlj, olieu?at
nice the truth flashed upon the child, and*
ill mistrust and anxiety disappeared (pom
ier flushed face, as with an expression of
exceeding joy, she eagerly nestled in
iosom of her parent, and yieldwl herself to
ter fond embraces.
After this, the brads were all unheeded;
lie playthings which were offered to her
vcre utterly disregared; her" playmates, "
'or whom, bnt.c moment before, site gladly . ^
eft the stranger, now vainly strove to pull
irr from her mother: or.tl though she yielled
her usual instantaneous obedience to
ny signal to follow me, it was evidently
villi painful reluctance. She clung close,
o me, as if bewildered and fearful; and
vhen, after a moment. I took her her
nother, she sprang to her arms, andiclttng
o her with eager joy.
1 had watched the whole scene willi incr.se
interest, being desirous ot\'learriing
rom it all I could of the workings of her
nind, but I now Jeff them to indulge, un
bserved, thoae delirious feelings, which
iiosp udo nave Known a moiiier's iova
nay conceive, but which cannot be exposed."
^ .
The subsequent parting belwecr^-Laura
nd her mother, showed alike lhe>aff<iclionf
lie intelligence and the resolution of the
hilil, and was thus noticed at the time.
"Laura accompanied hrr mother to the
oor, clinging close to her all the way, un- >'
il they arrived at the threshold, where she
ausedand fell around to ascertain -who
ras near her. Perceiving th<? mai|ipn, of ^
'horn she is very fond, ^he gralSfl^ .her
ith one hand holding on Vonviilsively to
er mother with tlie other, and thus she
lood for a moment,?then she dropped^
er mother's hand,?put her handkerchief
) her eyes, and: turning round clung sob*
ing to the matron, while her mother decried
with emotions as deep as those of
2r child."
* __ ' fy.
trj^Prentice tells of a chap who,' in art
stacy of overpowering excitement jumpI
up, struck his fists together, and exaimed,
"1 feel as if I must either cut
mebody's throat or steal somebody's
tllet!"
*????'
A quaint old writer remarks, that a
wild dross his wife ((bote his means, htsr*^"
:i.i | >i i.: n*--1 _ .1
ihii izu ujj vu his menus, ?l?? iiuiioum ue~ ?
ehis means. lie says, the ladies ought
t to be told this or xhoy will therefore"'
ve the goodness to forget that they have V
id it.
. ' ',
Eqhtvocatton is a mean/expedient to a.
t! the declaration if tnilh without verly
telling a lie. We bad rnthera man
uld telha good plump'lie, right out thju
lertake to whip the devil round the
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